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Taken in south east Namibia some three years ago !! I do not expect much from this image BUT I wanted to share it as a point of interest Smile There are small hills and also short ridges of these black rock outcrops scattered over the south eastern part of Namibia and is really quite amazing to see.
Thank you Trev, Dave and Jukka for your great mods yesterday and to all who voted and commented on the Peaceful Harbour shot Smile
Have a great day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot A520
Lens:5.8 - 23.2 mm (35 mm equivalent: 35.4 - 141.1 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jul 2010 - 10:46 AM
Focal Length:9.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.2
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:50
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Black Rock Hill
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:15 May 2013 - 4:27 AM
Tags:Black rocks, Landscape / travel, Namibia
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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
15 May 2013 - 4:40 AM

Some nice textures among the rocks Herman
Glyn

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 4:40 AM

This is a pretty singular image, Herman. Thanks.

Peter

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 4:40 AM

Beautiful image very nicely captured.

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Deep_Bhatia
15 May 2013 - 5:02 AM

Lovely rocks. Nicely captured.

Deep

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 5:15 AM

That's quite a jumble of dark rocks........perhaps broken up into these blocks from the heat of the desert sun: makes an interesting study, esp. as captured with them set against the sky.
Ronnie.

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Rasoul
Rasoul  1 Iran, Islamic Republic of
15 May 2013 - 5:39 AM

Very nice combination of colours.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 May 2013 - 5:41 AM

Not the easiest place to stroll around in

Peter

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 6:04 AM

Fascinating. I love rocky outcrops and have taken lots os shots of them whilst here in Spain, but I have never seen black rocks like this before. Are they volcanic?

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
15 May 2013 - 6:32 AM

Very strange and interesting rocks.

Harriet

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
15 May 2013 - 6:52 AM

Looks a nightmare to walk on Herman. An inyeresting cspture!!

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
15 May 2013 - 6:54 AM

Great composition with good colour and light.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104248 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 6:54 AM

They look very similar to the Basalt rocks we get here in Norther Ireland...at first I thought this was a mound of old tyres GrinGrin

fascinating insight into the southern hemisphere (as usual) GrinGrinGrin

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Caziwinkles
15 May 2013 - 7:01 AM

Very interesting Ronnie - it makes me wonder what is over the top of the mound. Smile

Carol

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 7:13 AM

Morning Herman, woke up to thick fog here so just hoping it will burn off later. Nice capture, I remember seeing these in Namibia, even in the middle of the desert there were black outcrops.

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 7:25 AM

These rocks almost look like coal. This is an unusual capture Herman to
see these rocks among the grasses. Nice one….GrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41119 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:03 AM

Fascinating geology, Herman. The black stuff may be a mineral coating. The geologic term for this is "desert varnish." Desert varnish forms when water dissolves the trace amounts of manganese and iron from a rock, then re-deposits it on the surfaces of the rock when the water evaporates in the desert heat.

Dave

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 May 2013 - 8:08 AM

Like the detail captured Herman,
Fred.

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:24 AM


Quote: Fascinating geology, Herman. The black stuff may be a mineral coating. The geologic term for this is "desert varnish." Desert varnish forms when water dissolves the trace amounts of manganese and iron from a rock, then re-deposits it on the surfaces of the rock when the water evaporates in the desert heat.

Dave

I was going to ask, but I think the question has been answered; it looks as though some one has used these rocks for a camp fire and the black are sooty deposits. Nature is a fascinating creature.

Colleen has fog, I have rain and mist, so who has the summer then?

Tish

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:35 AM

A fascinating image Herman, welll captured, and spottedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


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morpheus1955
15 May 2013 - 8:44 AM

Super image Herman, excellent composition and it looks a fascinating place, beautifully captured

Hugh

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
15 May 2013 - 8:53 AM

OK, outcrop might mean that its volcanic !?-----To Tish1; we have the summer here in the north ( Finland ). Look at the horizontal trees images from yesterday! --- But very special stones and dark iteresting colours,never seen before. Nice catch Herman! GrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.Smile

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:05 AM


Quote: Fascinating geology, Herman. The black stuff may be a mineral coating. The geologic term for this is "desert varnish." Desert varnish forms when water dissolves the trace amounts of manganese and iron from a rock, then re-deposits it on the surfaces of the rock when the water evaporates in the desert heat.

Dave

A good image and an interesting account by Dave. - gary

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leontari
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15 May 2013 - 9:22 AM

Lovely rock texture Herman. I like the against sky captureSmile
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DicksPics
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15 May 2013 - 9:27 AM

An excellent image, Herman!

Richard

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luckybry
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15 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

well taken with a nice pov

bryan

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lonely_oryx
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15 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

Looks like an interesting climb

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 12:21 PM

That's really strange Herman as we have a Black Rock here in Derbyshire! Great image - it does look a little similar!

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achieverswales
15 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

Nature showing through Herman, nice capture!

Regards

Trev.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 2:44 PM

A bold image, I like the contrasting black rocks set against the blue sky,

Ali

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digital_boi
15 May 2013 - 5:01 PM

agree with the above Herman

Graham Grin Grin Grin

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 6:44 PM

A very apt title, Herman.

Ray

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Growmore
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15 May 2013 - 7:59 PM

I know what this is Harman and it's a excellent shot, you were lucky to escape with your life this is a sleeping rock monster and if you get to near it all the rocks join up to a giant monster and slay you i know this because i saw them in the latest Hobbit film the other night so you have been warned Wink
Gary

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 8:09 PM

This looks like a buggar to walk up!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Ryan

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Maiwand
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15 May 2013 - 8:42 PM

Great image Herman and what a perfect title.!!!GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Holmewood
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15 May 2013 - 9:39 PM

Great photo. There is something really lovely about it Herman. Cathy

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:54 PM

amazing stones, looks like lava!
very special indeed.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
15 May 2013 - 10:00 PM

Fascinating and interesting Herman.

John

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2013 - 3:09 PM

Beautiful and interesting image, Herman !Maybe these black rocks are evidences of a very old volcano activity in the region but as an image they are making a beautiful contrast!
George

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Glostopcat
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16 May 2013 - 9:15 PM

Some very rugged and inhospitable terrain which I wouldn't fancy walking on. A simple but superbly constructed landscape

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gallero
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17 May 2013 - 8:03 PM

Bien lograda..

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